The Security Association for the Maritime Industry has it’s headquarters office onboard HQS Wellington on the River Thames in London.
The historic ship Wellington is the last surviving member of the Grimsby Class of sloops which served the nation with such distinction in World War Two. She has been moored on the Thames since 1948 during which time she has been the home of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, a City of London Livery Company.
In 1947 HMS Wellington was purchased by the Honourable Company of Master Mariners to serve as their Livery Hall and Headquarters. Her engine and boiler rooms were transformed into a unique Court Room for meetings, conferences, dining and receptions. Office space for the management of the company, its charitable trusts and its library were included along with public spaces to display and impressive collection of marine paintings, ship models, silver and other artefacts of maritime significance.
HQS Wellington is a natural focus for the London based maritime industry; for companies and associations linked to the River Thames; and for nautical organisations supporting the young and disadvantaged. The ship is extensively used by the Mission to Seafarers, King George’s Fund for Sailors (now Seafarers UK), the RNLI, Merchant Navy Welfare Board and other maritime charities and SAMI is extremely proud to be part of the that community.